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Study Says Lipstick Contains Toxic Levels Of Metals
2013-05-02 13:00:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known for her lethal lips, Batman villainess Poison Ivy might appreciate a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley who found dangerous levels of lead, chromium“¯and other metals in a number of commonly sold lipsticks. Previous research, including a 2011 FDA study, has found toxic metals in commercial lipsticks, but the UC Berkeley team has specifically studied how long-term exposure to various...

2013-04-30 23:03:16

The American College of Medical Toxicology launches ℠Ask A Toxicologist´ on its website. This is a public forum for dissemination of rational, evidence-based answers to questions related to human poisoning. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 There is increasing public concern regarding exposure to the innumerable potential poisons and toxic substances that exist and the risk for the adverse health effects they may pose. Media sources often provide conflicting or incorrect...

2013-04-26 23:04:36

Experts reveal important disaster preparedness tips and strategies to specifically help protect small businesses before natural or man-made disasters occur. Also learn the top 10 personal safety tips that can protect family members from carbon monoxide poisoning at home, work or on the go. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 During the next live episode of the global Code Red! radio show dedicated to personal security, safety and emergency preparedness issues across America and around the...

2013-04-18 21:33:28

Keeping up with current scientific literature is a daunting task, considering that hundreds to thousands of papers are published each day. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a computer program to help them evaluate and rank scientific articles in their field. The researchers use a text-mining algorithm to prioritize research papers to read and include in their Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), a public database that manually curates and codes data...

2013-04-18 11:37:41

A new text-mining algorithm can help identify the most relevant scientific research for a public database that reveals the effects of environmental chemicals on human health, according to research published April 17 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Allan Peter Davis, Thomas Wiegers and colleagues from North Carolina State University. The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), managed in part by the lead authors, is a manually curated, public database that correlates environmental...

2013-04-14 23:01:19

In the most recent edition of Harper´s Bazaar Gwyneth Paltrow admits to having tried Botox but not liking her results. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills says that paying the highest prices for Botox does not guarantee the best results. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2013 As reported in a May 2013 interview in Harper´s Bazaar magazine, Gwyneth Paltrow admits to having undergone laser skin resurfacing and Botox treatments. Paltrow, however, says that she wouldn´t do...


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Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus
2014-09-12 08:59:50

The Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family that is native to Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical, moist, lowland forests and rivers. It’s threatened by habitat loss. Like all members of the genus Phyllobates, Golfodulcean Poison Frogs have highly potent neurotoxin alkaloid poisons in their skin. While it’s only the fourth most toxic of the genus, the Golfodulcean Poison Frog is still a highly...

Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis
2014-09-12 08:44:46

The Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis, known also as the Golden Frog, Golden Poison Arrow Frog or the Golden Dart Frog, is a poison dart frog that is native to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of this frog is the rainforest with high rain rates, altitudes between 100 and 200 meters, temperatures of at least 26 degrees Celsius, and relative humidity of 80 to 90 percent. While in the wild, this is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however,...

Ranitomeya sirensis
2013-07-30 10:53:54

Ranitomeya sirensis is a species of poison dart frog that is native to Peru. It is widely known as the Sira Poison Dart Frog, or more popularly as R. lamasi. It is kept as a bet by herpetoculturists and is considered to be one of the more difficult poison dart frogs to keep due to its relative rarity and the fragile nature of its tadpoles. Like most Ranitomeya species, R. sirensis is a mildly toxic poison dart frog. Its skin secretes small amounts of pumiliotoxins which coat the frog and...

Mimic Poison Frog, Ranitomeya imitator
2013-07-29 16:30:53

The Mimic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya imitator) is a type of poison dart frog located in the north-central region of eastern Peru. Like most other Ranitomeya species, R. imitator has a mild toxicity compared to other poison dart frogs. It produces the potent pumiliotoxin B, but its small size limits the amount of poison it can secrete. Like other poison dart frogs, it does not produce toxin in captivity. It most likely gains its poison from consuming toxic insects or other invertebrates within...

Blue Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates Azureus
2013-06-25 14:59:59

The Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus) is a species of poison dart frog located in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is found in southern Suriname and northern to central Brazil. This frog is widely known as the blue poison dart frog or by its Indian name, okopipi. The species name comes from the fact that it is colored azure. This medium sized frog weighs about eight grams. It grows between 3 and 4.5 centimeters long and has a typical lifespan of four to...

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